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New Year, New Materials!
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

On a dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the river Thames, an extraordinary event takes place. The regulars are telling stories to while away the dark hours, when the door bursts open on a grievously wounded stranger. In his arms is the lifeless body of a small child. Hours later, the girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.Those who dwell on the river bank apply all their ingenuity to solving the puzzle of the girl who died and lived again, yet as the days pass the mystery only deepens.

Combining folklore and science, magic and myth, this book will transport you through worlds both real and imagined.
Hearts of the Missing by Carol Potenza

When a young woman linked to a list of missing Fire-Sky tribal members commits suicide, Pueblo Police Sergeant Nicky Matthews is assigned to the case. As the investigation unfolds, she uncovers a threat that strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Fire-Sky Native: victims chosen and murdered because of their genetic makeup. But these deaths are not just about a life taken. In a vengeful twist, the killer ensures the spirits of those targeted will wander forever, lost to their family, their People, and their ancestors. When those closest to Nicky are put in jeopardy, she must be willing to sacrifice everything―her career, her life, even her soul―to save the people she is sworn to protect.
The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash

In 1979 New York City, 23-year-old Anton Winter returns to his childhood home in the Dakota. Anton’s father, the famous late-night host Buddy Winter, is there to greet him, himself recovering from a breakdown. Before long, Anton is swept up in an effort to reignite Buddy’s stalled career, a mission that brings him into close quarters with the likes of Johnny Carson, Ted and Joan Kennedy, and a seagoing John Lennon.

But the more Anton finds himself enmeshed in his father’s professional and spiritual reinvention, the more he questions his own path, and fissures in the Winter family begin to threaten their close bond.
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg

Meet Doris, a 96-year-old woman living alone in her Stockholm apartment. She has few visitors, but her weekly Skype calls with Jenny—her American grandniece, and her only relative—give her great joy and remind her of her own youth.

When Doris was a girl, she was given an address book by her father, and ever since she has carefully documented everyone she met and loved throughout the years. Looking through the little book now, Doris sees the many crossed-out names of people long gone and is struck by the urge to put pen to paper and write down the stories of her past.

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May We Suggest...
Kim Eggers, Library Assistant in the Circulation Department here at MPL, recommends reading You Should Have Left by Daniel Kehlmann.

She liked the book because it's a quietly scary book with all the elements of a classic haunted house story, but with so much more.
Jennifer Everitt, Library Associate in the Circulation Department here at MPL, recommends reading One Day in December by Josie Silver.

She liked the book because it was a light and charming tale perfect for the winter months.
Becca Bacon, Adult Services Librarian here at MPL, recommends reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.

She liked the book because it's a mind-bending murder mystery with notes of Agatha Christie and Clue . Did the butler do it? You'll have to read it to find out!
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